Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – June 20th 2017

by Maryse on June 20, 2017 · 100 comments

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HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! Just a touch over 80 new books on this list (and I’ll keep checking in case any surprises pop up throughout the day). I’m currently deeply devouring a release from a week or two ago (Riven) that I am LOVING (and super-nervous about, considering the reactions of some of my book buddies), but I am SO into into it.

That said, I think I could be totally into these, too. In fact…

Here’s my mini blurb jolt list of the day! Tycoon (latest by Katy Evans, and he used to protect her when they were little and now he’s coldhearted and ruthless but she needs his help…), Stay (HECK YES!!!! The latest by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy, and she’s a virtual assistant, but realizes her “anonymous” client is a famous HOCKEY STAR!!!), Lover (in the bargains section and sounds like all sorts of forbidden-love angst), Lost and Found Sisters (this one sounds heartwarming, and still a bit earth-shattering… she finds out her whole life has been a lie), Deklan (SHAY SAVAGE!!! Oh how I love her men… and her stories, and this one sounds right up our alley! She’s being forced to marry a mafioso, but on her wedding night, she realizes she’s marrying one of their henchmen. Eeeeeeeep!!! P.S. What’s a henchman? I imagine it’s big and brutal. Tee hee! :P )

Oh and there are more… oh yes. I have highlighted quite a few awesome sounding ones, below ;)

P.S. Let me know if I’m missing any or if you loved any (from this list or elsewhere).


For those going on a road trip soon, or maybe you’ve got some projects that require both hands this weekend but still allows you to “listen”… check out the free audible trial + 2 free audiobooks deal —>

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  1. All I Am: Drew’s Story: A This Man Novella by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  2. Tycoon by Katy Evans
  3. The Wright Brother: Wright Series, Book 1 by K.A. Linde
  4. The Trophy Wife by Ashley & JaQuavis
  5. A Day Makes by Mary Calmes
  6. The First Taste by Jessica Hawkins
  7. Ravenheart: Crossbreed Series, Book 2 by Dannika Dark
  8. Blaze: Dark in You Series, Book 2 by Suzanne Wright
  9. Treyvon: Kaliszian, Book 2 by M.K. Eidem
  10. Stand: A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel by A.L. Jackson
  11. Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel by Janet Evanovich
  12. Hot Cop by Laurelin Paige
  13. Fairytale Come Alive by Kristen Ashley
  14. Lucky Stars by Kristen Ashley
  15. Trophy Wife by Alessandra Torre


BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

  • Sons Of Wrath Box Set: Books 1-3 by Keri Lake <— KERI LAKE ALERT!!!!!!! Remember Ricochet?? YES! HER!!! :D !
  • Lover by Marni Mann & Gia Riley <— FORBIDDENY ALERT!!!!!!!!!! OH MY. “I couldn’t escape him. I didn’t want to. I was his. He was mine. But he wasn’t my husband.” annnnnnnnnd…. Ashley recommends this one!
Ashley: I read Lover by Marni Mann and Gia Riley….oh my goodness SO SO good!!! It totally sucked me in! I recommended it to a friend of mine and she said she couldn’t put it down. It’s different, but just what I needed to get me out of the ‘eh’ mood I’d been in. Now, I’m currently in the middle of listening to Hothouse Flower by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie and I’m loving that too.
  • Magic After Dark: A Collection of Brand New Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance Novels <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED ANTHOLOGY!!
  • If I Wake <— SHE WAS BULLIED & NOW SHE’S IN A COMA & HE EXISTS ONLY IN HER DREAMS… and it’s super-bargain priced! “…Lucy is bullied at school and is thinking of ending her life.When the bullying goes too far and Lucy ends up in a coma, only Will can reach her. But how do you live when the only person who can save you doesn’t exist?
  • The Betrayal: A gripping novel of psychological suspense by Laura Elliot <— PSYCH-THRILLER SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT! THEY’RE DIVORCING & HE HAS FOUND A NEW LOVE… “While Nadine and Jake begin to untangle their lives from one another, Jake embarks on a passionate affair with a beautiful woman, Karin Moylan. What he doesn’t know is the dark history Karin shares with Nadine…”
  • Gone Too Far (Troubleshooters Book 6) by Suzanne Brockmann <— NAVY SEAL ALERT!…when Sam shows up at the door of his ex-wife’s home in Sarasota, Florida, he makes a grisly discovery. His daughter is gone and the body of a woman lies brutally murdered on the floor...” (super-barhgain priced, and this author just had TWO NEW RELEASES below!!)
  • Liar: A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist by K.L. Slater <— PSYCH-THRILLER RECENT RELEASE ALERT!!! Single father just met her… but something doesn’t add up… (and his own mother hates his new girlfriend): “There’s just something about Amber that doesn’t add up. Ben can’t see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn’t want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children. ” (I read one from this author not that long ago and enjoyed it!)
  • The Warded Man: Book One of The Demon Cycle (The Demon Cycle Series 1) by Peter V. Brett <— “...Night by night the demons grow stronger, while human numbers dwindle under their relentless assault. Now, with hope for the future fading, three young survivors of vicious demon attacks will dare the impossible...” (super-bargain priced!)



  1. Black and Green: The Ghost Bird Series: #11 (The Academy) by C.L. Stone
  2. Dragon Unleashed (Dragon Point Book 3) by Eve Langlais
  3. Demon Ember (Resurrection Chronicles Book 1) by M.J. Haag and Becca Vincenza
  4. The Blackwater Legacy (The Bloodlines Legacy Series Book 2) by Apryl Baker
  5. The WOLF Gene (WereGenes Book 4) by Amira Rain
  6. A Curse Of Glass And Iron (Dark Heralds Book 2) by Lynn S.
  7. Tagged (Apocalypse Assassins Book 2) by D. Laine
  8. Brother’s Keeper (Brother Assassins Book 2) by Jolie Mason
  9. Warrior of Fire (Blood & Silver) by Shona Husk
  10. Lover in Darkness (The Darkest Kynd Book 2) by S C Dane
  11. Dark Depths by Lani Lenore <— MERMAID IS NOT LIKE HER KIN... “He calls her his Treasure, and she is beautiful beyond anything he’s ever seen. There is goodness in her. He knows they do not belong together, even if she does not. She will not leave him. Likewise, he cannot purge her from his thoughts. Nathan is introduced to truths he never would have believed, to a love he never thought possible, and to a war that he could not anticipate. There are secrets and horrors in the dark depths, and he is out to uncover them, even if the truth costs him his own humanity...”
  12. The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble
  13. Legacy: Faction 11: The Isa Fae Collection by Lindsey R. Loucks
  14. Empire of Lust (Gods of Olympus Book 2) by Jamie Campbell
  15. Drenched: Elemental Warriors (A Sci-Fi Alien Warrior Paranormal Romance) by Ashley West
  16. Enlightened (Immortal Chronicles Book 1) by Samantha Britt



  1. Tycoon by Katy Evans <— KATY EVANS ALERT!!! He used to protect her and now he’s a cold hearted, ruthless wealthy tycoon… and she needs his help.”It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help. I didn’t expect him to offer it easily. And he doesn’t. Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone...”
  2. Confessions of a Dangerous Lord (Rescued from Ruin Book 7) by Elisa Braden
  3. Bound by Desire (Ravage MC Bound Series Book Two) by Ryan Michele
  4. This Is Now: A Contemporary Christian Romance (Always Faithful Book 2) by Leah Atwood
  5. The Drowned Girls (Angie Pallorino Book 1) by Loreth Anne White
  6. Forever and a Day (The Inn at Sunset Harbor—Book 5) by Sophie Love
  7. Texas Rose Evermore (A Texas Rose Ranch Novel Book 3) by Katie Graykowski
  8. Ride the River: Rodeo Knights, A Western Romance Novel by Patricia McLinn
  9. Jenny (Beach Brides Book 5) by Melissa McClone
  10. Stay by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT!!!!…Hailey Taylor Emery has a hunch that her favorite client at Fetch–an anonymous virtual assistant service–is actually hockey star Matt Eriksson. Although it’s against the rules for her to check his file, she’s 95% sure she spends at least part of each day texting with her lifelong crush and catering to his every need...”
  11. Action Hero: Hollywood to Olympus Book 5 by Elle Rush
  12. Protecting His Interests (Hot Heroes In Blue) by Suzanne Rock
  13. Keeping Her Close (Hot Heroes In Blue) by Suzanne Rock
  14. Reckoning: Book Three of Kira’s Story (The Realm Series 3) by Rebel Miller
  15. Hidden Hearts (Lovestruck Librarians) by Olivia Dade
  16. Escape From Bliss by Jacob Lucas Luciano
  17. Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis <— JILL SHALVIS ALERT!!! SHE FINDS OUT HER PERFECT LIFE IS A LIE… “...On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn’t quite fit in right away, she can’t help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked. As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there’s another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn’t a house or money, but rather something earthshattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself…
  18. Distorted by Christy Barritt
  19. One Night (One & Only Book 3) by Christie Ridgway
  20. Hyde’s Absolution: Sydney Storm MC by Nina Levine <— BIKER BOOK ALERT!!! “...Where I’m jagged, she’s smooth. Where I’m dark, she’s pure. Where I’m broken, she’s whole…
  21. Power To Love (Power Brothers Book 1) by J. Margot Critch
  22. Sexual Integrity by J.A. Dennam
  23. Gone to Dust (Gravediggers Book 2) by Liliana Hart <— LILIANA HART ALERT!!…The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families. Sometimes the dead do rise....”
  24. Roaming Wild (Steele Ridge Book 6) by Tracey Devlyn
  25. Sweet Rendezvous (Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series Book 6) by Danielle Stewart
  26. Revenge (A Lawless Novel) by Lexi Blake
  27. Locked In by Anna Chastain
  28. The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester
  29. Crimson Footprints by Shewanda Pugh
  30. Deklan by Shay Savage <— SHAY SAVAGE ALERT!! SHE’S BEING FORCED TO MARRY A MAFIA MAN because of her father’s transgressions but… “…as the wedding date approaches, the deal changes, and I’m about to be wed to a man I know nothing about. In fact, I don’t even know his last name. Instead of becoming a mafia princess, I’m marrying the henchman. Deklan. After one look at him, I’m not sure I’ll survive the wedding night...”
  31. Revenge (A Lawless Novel) by Lexi Blake
  32. Boots & Bareback (Ugly Stick Saloon Book 5) by Myla Jackson and Elle James
  33. Beach House for Rent (The Beach House Book 4) by Mary Alice Monroe
  34. The Love Contract (Sizzle & Burn Book 3) by Linda Verji
  35. Losing a Piece of Me by K.B. Andrews
  36. Salvaged: A Saints of Denver Novel by Jay Crownover <— JAY CROWNOVER ALERT!!…Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him...”
  37. Feral Dust Bunnies (Offbeat Crimes Book 4) by Angel Martinez <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  38. Echoes of Deviance (Aberrant Magic Book 4) by Lyn Gala <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  39. The Palisade (Lavender Shores) by Rosalind Abel <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  40. Anthem of the Sea by Thom Collins <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  41. Flawless: A Relentless Series Novel (The Relentless Series Book 4) by Alyson Reynolds
  42. Montana Heat: Protected by Love: A Novella by Jennifer Ryan
  43. Vanishing Act by A. M. Madden <— FAMOUS STAR & THE REGULAR GIRL ALERT!!! He’s laying low and hiding out… “...she’s pleasantly surprised when the handsome newcomer’s persistent advances mellow into cozy banter and a sneakily seductive intimacy. When Landon reveals his true identity, Zara’s hurt that he lied, but she doesn’t care that he’s famous. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way...”
  44. Tied Up In Heartstrings: Heartstrings #1 (Heartstrings Series) by Felicia Lynn
  45. Noble Prince: A Modern Fairy Tale (Twisted Royals Book 4) by Sidney Bristol
  46. Second Chance Season (The Grand Valley Series Book 2) by Liora Blake
  47. Abby’s Letters by Dana Romanin <— HER ALCOHOLIC MOM DIED, NOBODY REALIZES IT & SHE’S CARING FOR HER LITTLE SISTER... “…Juggling nosy neighbors, a concerned school counselor, and an oblivious new boyfriend turns out to be harder than Jane thought. But the real problem begins when Abby starts writing letters to Mom. Through Abby’s letters, Jane sees a different side to their mom—a side she could have loved. And loving Mom is something she didn’t plan on. Because loving somebody makes it harder to ignore their death...”
  48. Rogue (Gladiator Series #2) by E. L. Todd
  49. A Little Harmless Obsession by Melissa Schroeder
  50. The Reluctant Nanny (The Reluctant Series Book 1) by Nikki Walker
  51. Sinful Temptation: An Opposites Attract Romance (Temperance Falls: Selling Sin Book 1) by London Hale
  52. CASEN (The Karma Series Book 2) by Amy Marie <— SHE BETRAYED HIM ALERT!!…Embyr’s plan was to get revenge on us all, and in the process, she set off a chain of events that would turn our worlds upside down. She conspired to have me fall in love with her and then crush me with the blow. She succeeded, but didn’t realize she would hurt just as much as me. However, the road to recovery has its twists and turns. If I ever thought my heart would survive – I was mistaken – and if I thought that was the end of the betrayal – I was dead wrong…
  53. His by Arabella Kingsley
  54. Fragile Fall by C.T. Nicholson
  55. At His Mercy (Forbidden Lovers) by Shelly Bell <— STUDENT-TEACHER ALERT!!!…Discovering courage in the arms of a perfect stranger, she finally lets go and sheds her inhibitions. To Isabella’s shock, she soon learns that Tristan is more than her mystery man-he’s her professor. But Tristan isn’t the only person who’s found Isabella on campus. A dark figure from her past has come back for her. Now Tristan will risk anything to protect Isabella . . . even if it costs him his life...”
  56. Gridlock by Pip Joulie
  57. TAILSPIN by Jaimie Roberts
  58. All That Glitters by Tracy Krimmer <— A COUNTRY STAR BACK IN HER SMALL TOWN & A SINGLE DAD……Harris Malone is a man with few commitments. He keeps a low profile most days while he cares for his young daughter and helps run his dad’s hardware store. But when he and Dory run into each other at the local gas station, all either can think about is the searing kiss they shared many years ago...”
  59. One Wrong Turn: A Novel by Deanna Lynn Sletten
  60. Edge of Regret (Love on the Edge Book 7) by Molly E. Lee
  61. The Whys Have It by Amy Matayo <— ROCK STAR CRASH KILLS ONE GIRL AND NEARLY KILLS THE ANOTHER… “...Small town girl Samantha Dalton has no one—no mother, no father, and now no sister. She’s lost everything in a world that celebrates excess. So when Cory Minor shows up at her doorstep offering money and apologies, she turns him away too. You can’t lose what you don’t have, and she can’t take another letdown, especially not from someone who has managed to rip away all she had left...”
  62. Unbent (What Was Everything Book 3) by Wysteria Wilde
  63. Girls Next Door by Sandy Lowe and Stacia Seaman
  64. Never Trust the Rain (Destined for Love: Europe) by Laura D. Bastian
  65. Dangerous Minds: A Knight and Moon Novel by Janet Evanovich <— JANET EVANOVICH’S LATEST ALERT!!!…Buddhist monk Wayan Bagus lost his island of solitude and wants to get it back. The island was about two hundred miles northeast of Samoa. It had a mountain, beaches, a rain forest, and a volcano. And now it’s gone. Poof! Vanished without a trace. Brilliant and boyishly charming Emerson Knight likes nothing better than solving an unsolvable, improbable mystery. And finding a missing island is better than Christmas morning in the Knight household…



PREORDERS (next few days, and next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Wrecked by Jeannine Colette <— TOMORROW!!!! :D !!!
  2. The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely – June 23rd 2017
  3. Easy Nights (The Boudreaux Series Book 6) by Kristen Proby – June 27th 2017
  4. The Sweetest Burn: A Paranormal Romance Novel (A Broken Destiny Novel) by Jeaniene Frost - June 27th 2017
  5. Exploited: A Zero Day Romance by A. Meredith Walters - June 27th 2017
  6. The Legend (Sons of Texas) by Donna Grant - June 27th 2017
  7. The Duchess: A Novel by Danielle Steel - June 27th 2017
  8. Lost Love (Cowboys and Angels Book 1) by Kelly Elliott – June 27th 2017
  9. All There Is (Juniper Hills Book 1) by Violet Duke – June 27th 2017
  10. The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young - June 27th 2017
  11. Dr. ER (St. Luke’s Docuseries Book 2) by Max Monroe – June 27th 2017
  12. Luca (Ruin & Revenge) by Sarah Castille – June 27th 2017
  13. Make Me Stay: The Panic Series by Sidney Halston – June 27th 2017
  14. Badlands (Sawbones) by Melissa Lenhardt – June 27th 2017
  15. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction by Diana Gabaldon - June 27th 2017
  16. The King by Skye Warren – June 27th 2017
  17. Hunted: An Eternal Guardians Novella by Elisabeth Naughton – June 29th 2017
  18. The Catch (The Player Duet Book 2) by K. Bromberg – June 29th 2017

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Grey June 20, 2017 at 6:14 AM

Happy new release day!!! And yay, I’m first again. *throws glitter*

Ela June 20, 2017 at 6:39 AM

Grey! You loon *throws confetti into the glitter mix*

Grey June 20, 2017 at 6:53 AM

I am… On the Island. Yes, Maryse… that island, a bunch of us are buddy reading it. And oomph, the pretzel tummy feels are happening. I had to put it down last night, or else I knew I wouldn’t go to bed until I finished it. Now, I want to pick it up again, but I have to at least pretend, to be a productive member of society… #FirstWorldProblems!

Lisa Aiello June 20, 2017 at 7:21 AM

I will be sneaking in some reading time today at work because I need to get caught up – I’m still in the “uh oh, they’re gonna go there” spot of the book. Then again, maybe I don’t wanna catch up…I’m not sure I’m strong enough for more pretzel tummy after that stupid friggin Riven!!

bev June 20, 2017 at 7:43 AM

Happy first day of summer ladies.

Half way through the year.

What is one of your favorite books so far?

Summer read you are looking forward to?

If you chose your next read based on a cover in your tbr?

Last book that made you lol?

R. Renee June 20, 2017 at 8:26 AM

Good morning guys! Did I see the words “single dad” up there? :D

Fave so far is a toss up between The Butterfly Project and Mists of the Serengeti.

Dying to start When Life Happened and Riven in July!

Based on cover? A Thousand Letters. First book I ever bought just because of the cover.

Was The Sweet Gum Tree funny? I don’t read a lot of funny…

Lisa Aiello June 20, 2017 at 8:28 AM

Let’s see…

So far, my favorite book that I’ve read lately is the Jack & Jill series. Loved them, love the author.

I am looking forward to reading The Opportunist Series because Ela (and others) say it’s a must read.

Cover – do books have covers? I can’t say I ever really notice them other than I can’t get the Tampa cover out of my mind. There is not enough mind bleach for that.

Last book that made me LOL was, strangely because it’s not a funny book, but When Life Happened. I really adore Jewel Ann’s style and humor.

Leslie M June 20, 2017 at 8:42 AM

Fave book so far: that is easy, as I have only one 5****

Some Kind of Perfect by Krista & Becca Ritchie. All 10 books of this series are 5*****

Book I am looking forward to: also easy

Waiting for the Sun by our very own Robin Hill aka R. Renee

Book based on cover:

Roommates with Benefits by Nicole Williams (love the backward baseball cap)

Made me LOL:

The Thing About Love by Julie James

bev June 20, 2017 at 8:50 AM

One of my favorites: Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs. So great to revisit.
Looking forward to: A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Sounds so fun.
Cover: Up to this Pointe. It’s hot and this cover feels cool.
Last lol: Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Trying not to lol on commute or walking down the street.

Tessa June 20, 2017 at 9:09 AM

Good morning people! Did you see If I Wake? I just one clicked that one. Not because of the Bully, but in a coma and only a person who doesn’t exist can save her. *grins* I had to click!

What is one of your favorite books so far? EASY! A Court of Wings and Ruin. That book was pure awesome.

Summer read you are looking forward to? I have two answers here. Hideaway by Penelope Douglas for my CR. It’s the second book from the Corrupt series. Different couple, but OMG, if it’s half of what Corrupt was, it’s going to be INTENSE! The other is Wildfire by Ilona Andrews. The last one put me in a book fog, and this is sure to be great. It finishes the series.

If you chose your next read based on a cover in your tbr? What’s a Soulmate by Lindsey Ouimet It has a very unusual cover

Last book that made you lol? The one I’m reading, Lord of Shadows. Cassandra Clare has a way of making you laugh even during some pure angst or in the middle of a fight. Latest was about catching piskies:

“I am so ready to hunt down those tiny adorable creatures and give them a what for,” said Emma. “SO READY.”
“I may even tie bows on their heads.”
“We have to interrogate them.”
“Can I get a selfie with one of them first?”
“Eat your toast, Emma.”

bev June 20, 2017 at 9:31 AM

Tessa, isn’t it great to be so into a book?

Jean June 20, 2017 at 9:36 AM

Good morning ladies!

Favorite books so far?
Mists of the Serengeti
Bird and the Sword/Queen and the Cure
5 Stages of Falling in Love
And so many more!

Summer read?
Too many to list!

Next read based on a cover in your tbr?
Traitor by Alyson Santos (it is sinister but intriguing)

Last book that made you lol?
My Commander (my June Pick for Me by Jan)!

I love when you get us going bev!

Tessa June 20, 2017 at 9:47 AM

Bev, yes! :D It’s why I was so excited when the library got it in. Her books are pure gold. I really need to read the Infernal Instruments series. They keep referencing them and I have a feeling, stuff coming up will really be important based on what happened in those books.

MichelleS June 20, 2017 at 10:23 AM

What is one of your favorite books so far? Newest Mercy Book, Dartmoor 6, A Court of Wings & Ruin

Summer read you are looking forward to?
Don’t know yet. Hoping for a surprise!

If you chose your next read based on a cover in your tbr? Secret of Souls. Love the colors.

Last book that made you lol? Jed Had to Die.

Amy Matayo June 20, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Thanks so much for including The Whys Have It on your list. Always an honor to be featured here. :)

Leslie M June 20, 2017 at 12:17 PM

I am feeling squirrelly…not in mood for my audiobook or my pick for me challenge book.

So I am starting Good Boy by Sarina Bowen/Elle Kennedy. We get to see Wes/Jamie from Him!!

*happy dance*

This comes highly recommended by Fabi.

Silke June 20, 2017 at 12:28 PM

Good evening from Germany :-)

What is one of your favorite books so far?

Wolfsong by TJ Klune

Summer read you are looking forward to?

Devil’s Cut: -The Bourbon Kings by JR Ward

If you chose your next read based on a cover in your tbr?

Physical Forces (A K-9 Rescue Novel) by D.D. Ayres

Last book that made you lol?

Dirty Money by Jessica Clare

Fabi June 20, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Yeah Leslie! You’ll love it. And that new release up there ^^^ “Stay”, is the very next one in the series!

Fabi June 20, 2017 at 1:01 PM

I’m reading Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan and I believe it will be MY FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR so far.

It’s been sitting in my tbr for a couple of years, then it was re-released earlier this year. Now the sequel published a couple of months ago and I finally took the plunge. WHY have I waited?


Ela June 20, 2017 at 1:14 PM

What is one of your favorite books so far?

Well this year the latest one When Life Happened Ann, Jewel E. and American Hellhound (Dartmoor, #6)Gilley, Lauren, among 10

Summer read you are looking forward to?

I don’t have one too many to choose from…maybe TJR???? Not sure yet, really!

If you chose your next read based on a cover in your tbr?

I don’t trust covers! THEY ARE THE DEVIL (According to Waterboy’s momma)

Last book that made you lol?

Don’t remember; although the current Meghan March Dirty Duet tend to be funny at times.

Tessa June 20, 2017 at 1:34 PM

*grabs Manny and crawls into her blankie fort* Cassandra Clare is CRUEL! A big meanie!

Leslie M June 20, 2017 at 3:18 PM

Hi Silke from Germany! :) I guess I need to bump Dirty Money up my TBR list.

Fabi, I didnt even notice Stay. Duh!!! Lot’s of other goodies on the list too.

Ela…Waterboy’s mama!?! I spit out my iced tea. Hilarious!

Lauren June 20, 2017 at 3:22 PM

I just finished Casen by Amy Marie (on today’s list) & really loved it. It’s a HS bully/victim story set 10yrs after graduation…..& she is SO not over what those guys did to her in HS. Beware… It IS a sequel so you’ll have to read book 1 first.

Tessa June 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Holy crap Lauren. That first book sounds insane. I glazed over it when I saw second, but they were bullies….CATNIP! :D

I’ve never watched Waterboy.

Jean June 20, 2017 at 4:01 PM

As soon add I saw Lauren mention bully/victim, I thought TESSA!!!

Ela June 20, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Tessa June 20, 2017 at 4:17 PM

lol Right? Bully, Victim = mine. :) Ela, that’s a pretty accurate statement.

Ela June 20, 2017 at 4:48 PM

She also believes Einstein was the devil…soooooooooooooooo

Jessica Peterson June 20, 2017 at 5:11 PM

I’m especially excited for TYCOON (I’ll buy that on the title alone!) and Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen’s latest. I always love their books – great, fast, sexy reads that pack an emotional punch. Thanks for the great list! Can’t be easy keeping track of all these releases…

Ashley June 20, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Favorite book so far…. oh boy. I loved Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico. The Hard Count by Ginger Scott. And Kulti by Mariana Zapata (yes, I know it came out forever ago but I FINALLY read it. It was beyond amazing.).

Books I’m looking forward to… Hideaway by Penelope Douglas and Beneath the Truth by Meghan March. Stay by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. Oh! And Find Me, the third book in the Corrupted Hearts series by a Tiffany Snow.

Next book based on cover… Tortured by Nicole Williams. (But my favorite covers of ones I’ve read are Before I Ever Met You by Karina Halle and Take Me Back by Meghan March).

Last book that made me lol… My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn.

bev June 20, 2017 at 6:34 PM

Hey, new people joining in. :)

Leslie M June 20, 2017 at 6:49 PM

Fabi, I can’t stop crying in Good Boy. Crazy right?? I feel like I am at the wedding and weddings make me weepy.

Sharon June 20, 2017 at 6:52 PM

Lover was really good. Decent angst too! I recommend it! I am intrigued by Riven!

Jan June 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM

First day of summer? Whaaaa? It’s the winter solstice here today! But Maryse you’ve added sunshine to my day with another mighty list to browse and those funny ALERTS! I love those :D

Best book I’ve read recently? American Hellhound.

Book I’m most looking forward to? Waiting For The Sun! :D :D (The title suits our wintry weather here too!)

Based on cover. Idk I don’t look at covers much either as they’re tiny and in B&W on my kindle. Maybe Devil In Spring?

Made me LOL? I don’t read many funny books. Maybe Wrong by Jana Aston. Cos that was WRONG! But I still liked it! It was cute even when it was so wrong!

Jan June 20, 2017 at 7:32 PM

Hello new people! *hugs new people* Welcome.

Maryse June 20, 2017 at 8:12 PM

*hugs new people in a group hug with Jan*

:D !!!!! I’m so happy you’re here!!!

Maryse June 20, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Oh sheeeeeeesh I always miss the first day of summer thingie ’cause… Florida. ;)

But I shall play! YAY!!! I love bev’s fun question-convo starters!

What is one of your favorite books so far?

Oh so hard! It’s between “The Opposite of You” by Rachel Higginson and “God Shaped Hole” by Tiffanie DeBartolo, so I’m going with The Opposite of You, because I found it just so witty, and so sexy, and so stomach-butterfly-y. ;) And so fun. All around just good fun. That is mine.

Summer read you are looking forward to?

I’m so “fly by the seat of my pants” with my choices these days, literally whatever I’m in the mood for right on the spot, so this is hard. I think… Make Me Stay: The Panic Series by Sidney Halston or Without Merit by Colleen Hoover. I love anything Colleen writes, and Sidney’s last book was pretty awesome so I’m excited to see where else she’s going in this series.

If you chose your next read based on a cover in your tbr?

Ohhh yes! Trust by Kylie Scott. That cover speaks to me!!!

Last book that made you lol?

Sustained. Plain ol’ awesome AWESOMENESS!!! Also, despite the deep darkness of this one, The Female of the Species made me laugh many times.

Tessa June 20, 2017 at 9:19 PM

Isn’t that what makes a great dark read? The comedic relief placed in a truly dark book usually makes the book greater, imo. Like… *throws a peanut at Maryse* Harry Potter! (I honestly couldn’t have gotten through the fifth without the humor).

Hello new people! I’d get in on the huggles but then someone might steal Manny from me. That ISN’T HAPPENING!

Ashley June 20, 2017 at 9:54 PM

Tycoon by Katy Evans was SO good!!! I listened to it today and thoroughly enjoyed it. It kind of reminded me of her book Manwhore, but still different, so if you liked that one you’ll definitely like this one. (Only this one doesn’t end with a cliffhanger… I was very upset when that happened)

Cheryl June 20, 2017 at 11:30 PM

Happy first day of summer and my last day of school!! *steals some of Grey’s glitter* Now I can finally get some reading time in. :)

Julie o June 21, 2017 at 4:52 AM

Am lovin Tycoon!

Leslie M June 21, 2017 at 5:33 AM

The Tycoon cover makes me want to read it ….maybe I need to add that one too!!

MichelleS June 21, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Fabi – if it’s got you that excited it’s a one click for me! M/m done well? And one of them had Autism? I’m all over that.

bev June 21, 2017 at 2:39 PM

Dark with some humor? Last Hour of Gann.

D.G. June 21, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Favorite book so far this year…so tough! Oh my! The pressure to chose one or ten! Ummm…maybe Dear Aaron, or Beyond, or When Life Happened or …Ruckus…yep, love a bully!

What summer read am I looking forward to??? The Time in Between by KA but I have no clue as to when it will be released. In the meantime, Tycoon (one-click), IF I Wake (one-click) , Stay and The Whys Have It…

Of course I choose most of my reads based off the cover…the cover has to give me the vibe that it is not one of those books that have been done to death like the Stepbrothers and Billionaires…

Last book to make me laugh…When Life Happened…but all time would be Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

D.G. June 21, 2017 at 3:49 PM

And a big ole welcome to the new peeps!

R. Renee June 21, 2017 at 4:30 PM

I kept thinking, wow, no one played along this time, but nope, I just forgot to sign up for notifications. *thud*

bev June 21, 2017 at 5:16 PM

R, just because you are plotting my demise does not mean others do not want to play with me.

Maryse June 21, 2017 at 5:34 PM

*catches peanut with mouth*

Crunch crunch crunch!!! YUMMY!

bev June 21, 2017 at 5:49 PM

Fabi??? Have you read this, cause think I might want to.

And yes, horrible title.

bev June 21, 2017 at 5:57 PM

And one click cause no self control.

Tessa June 21, 2017 at 6:01 PM

Why is the cover so brown?

bev June 21, 2017 at 6:21 PM

Lol, I don’t know.

I’m just happy it is not a torso.

Jan June 21, 2017 at 6:29 PM

A book called Bone Rider? *chokes* Really??

And I quote bev: “Dark with some humor? Last Hour of Gann.”

*takes bev’s temperature* Are you serious right now? Um, the least funny book ever. Or wait, is this bev’s zany humour and I’m just so thickheaded I didn’t get it. Probably. *sighs*

Tessa June 21, 2017 at 7:12 PM

Sure, I laughed when a few people died. I was so glad they did it made me laugh in maniacal joy.

I automatically thought of The English Patient with that cover. That movie was very brown too.

D.G. June 21, 2017 at 7:18 PM

*whispers then hides face ‘the cover and name reminds me of the movie “Brokeback Mountain’*

bev June 21, 2017 at 7:44 PM

Lol. I thought some of it was funny. Mostly his observations on humans and their looks.

bev June 21, 2017 at 8:20 PM

Maryse has a new confession up.

Cristina June 21, 2017 at 8:35 PM

One of my favorite books so far… Hmmm… that’s a tough one. I have a three-way tie between, “The Gravity of Us,” “The Silent Waters,” or “Ruckus.” FYI- the first sex scene in Ruckus has to be one of the HOTTEST scenes I’ve ready in a VERY long time. I don’t know how you feel ladies, but once I’ve read so many sex scenes in so many books, I tend to speed- read through them, but this one gave me “hot shock.” You know, it was so hot that I sat for a second shocked, and then re-read it three times over. Yep, it made me want to run to the nearest Catholic Church, grab me a priest, and confess my sin. “Forgive me Father for I have sinned, because I really, REALLY want to be Mrs. Dean Cole.” If you haven’t read “Ruckus” yet ladies, please do so. You won’t regret it!

I’m most looking forward to reading “Hideout” by Penelope Douglas. I’m in the mood for dark, twisty, and dangerous. It’s been a minute since my last.

I don’t really pick a book based on the book cover, but I might reject one because of it. If that makes sense?

Last book to make me laugh out loud was “Ruckus.” Cocky hero + Sassy Heroine = Romcom gold!

Cristina June 21, 2017 at 8:46 PM

I’d like to edit my last entry. I do have a book that I’m anxious to read because of the cover! It’s “The Broken Puppet” by Amo Jones. That cover is WICKED! I loved “Silver Swan,” and am really excited to read this next one!

Fabi June 21, 2017 at 9:02 PM

Leslie! How can you be crying reading Good Boy?! Ok ok, the wedding I’ll accept. But no more young lady! You must laugh and enjoy Blakey baby for the rest of the book.

Michelle!!! Read it read it read it!!!! YOU will love it!

Hell, what am I saying? Everybody who reads Carry the Ocean will love it.

“sometimes I feel like everyone else is carrying a bucket of water but I’m trying to carry an ocean. its very hard. sometimes I would rather not carry my ocean, even if it meant I couldn’t be alive.” ~Jeremey

“Emmet David Washington, you’re beautiful, brilliant and perfect as you are. I don’t ever want you to be normal. I can’t think of anything sadder on this earth than losing you to the pool of lemmings.” ~Emmet’s Mom

@bev, off to check your link

Fabi June 21, 2017 at 9:06 PM

Yup Bev, that does sound good. It almost seems like a book 2 though? The blurb made it seem like I was missing the back story or something.

Jan June 21, 2017 at 9:08 PM

OK bev, maybe there were some funny (to us) observations by Meeroq (was that his name??) I’ll give you that.

Grey June 21, 2017 at 9:24 PM

Congratulations to Cheryl on last day of school… one more day for me…haha! Well except for those pesky summer work days, but… I don’t count those, because I schedule them as I want to! I’m almost ready to throw some more of my glitter and confetti…. and throw down some shots… *giggle*

Yay for bev’s questions!!!

What is one of your favorite books so far? I’ve had 2 five stars this year, Mists of the Serengeti and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Both equally amazing in different ways.

Summer read you are looking forward to? I’m with Tessa, Hideaway by Pen Douglas…. definitely.

If you chose your next read based on a cover in your tbr? Wow. I have no idea. Something in the Way by Jessica Hawkins

Last book that made you lol? Rush by Emma Scott

Ok, must get to bed… Welcome to all the new posters!!!

Jan June 21, 2017 at 9:35 PM

Nightie-night Grey. Sweet dreams. *passes cute fluffy teddy bear for Grey to cuddle*

Cheryl June 21, 2017 at 9:55 PM

What is one of your favorite books so far? Sustained

Summer read you are looking forward to? Dating You Hating You

If you chose your next read based on a cover in your tbr? Accidentally on Purpose

Last book that made you lol? Sustained

Maryse June 22, 2017 at 8:10 AM

Yes I do!! I think we can relate to this one, the whole group of us!

bev June 22, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Fabi, I tried it and returning it. It isn’t horrible but just not grabbing me.

bev June 22, 2017 at 10:34 AM

I think we are all curious to see your rainy day list Maryse.
No pressure.

Amy June 22, 2017 at 10:51 AM

GAH!!! I should have known better than to think I could just check in real quick while I have a few minutes…now I want to give a bunch of responses! But at least I can quickly say WELCOME NEW PEEPS!! *huge welcome group hug*

“Every beat of my heart brings me closer to the wide mahogany door.” ~ Riven by Lissa Del

bev June 22, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Please tell me I’m not the only one who thinks coffees barristas need to take it down a notch? Lol. Especially in a actual coffee house.
Hah. I’m old.

FLY: In the kitchen at home, there was a plate that Mum bought on holiday in Tenerife with a hand painted motto: Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Miss You by Kate Eberlin.

So far good and I like the premise.

Amy June 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Well, I finished Tampa. Yes, THAT book.


*clears throat*

It was…

*twists lips to the side*

Yeah. It’s a doozy. Weirdly addictive once I got over the ick factor, and I was only able to do that by picturing him older. Picturing him as an eighth grader was NOT going to work. Damn, that woman was a freaking predator. :? I don’t think I could do another one like it…

Maryse June 22, 2017 at 11:12 AM

I am terrified of it, Amy.

I once DNF’d a fan-fiction piece back in the day that was really popular (Twilight fan-fic, but not paranormal). It was HUGE (and REALLY good)!!! Except that both of the characters were 16, and it was VERY descriptive (erotica practically), and had too much ick-factor for me to be able to continue reading it, as an adult.

Maryse June 22, 2017 at 11:16 AM

I think I’ll post it this Saturday!! Maybe if everyone has a MUST READ Most recommended TBR list, I can fire up a few Saturday “reader favorites” posts (but for the books we want to read because they have been so highly recommended). That would be a fun series, and we could cross-reference…

MichelleS June 22, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Last Hour of Gaan funny? Errrrr…. no. Unless you decided laughter was how to get through all that horror!

I don’t have a first line yet. Too many to pick from right now. Feeling them out.

I finished Whispers & Roars, Lisa’s pick for me. What a doozy that was! Glad I went in totally blind.

Ela June 22, 2017 at 11:52 AM

Yeah, didn’t care for Tampa and THAT WOMAN WAS JUST GAHHHHHH!

Lisa Aiello June 22, 2017 at 12:30 PM

FLT: I had missed his freckles.
Let’s Try This Again by Jordyn Woodtke, and I’m loving the humor, characters and writing style…not to mention the story.

Tessa June 22, 2017 at 12:32 PM

If the cover didn’t make me run, the blurb would have. Amy, you read something I know I couldn’t. I’m impressed you didn’t DNF it.

I’m reading a rec right now! :D LissaH recommended it. I’ve got a few that were an everyone recommended. I do try to read them.

“Mmmm, just like my mom used to make,” I said, choking on my disgust as I unlatched my mouth from the whiskery neck of mage.
Keystone by Dannika Dark

bev June 22, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Alright, Maryse. You have to read TLHoG and tell us if it is funny.

Tessa June 22, 2017 at 12:39 PM

Okay, so yesterday, I got fed up with my hair and just chopped it. Thankfully, curly hair so if it is uneven, you can’t tell. But I went to almost the small of my back to doesn’t touch my shoulder when dry. :D

Jean June 22, 2017 at 12:43 PM

FLT: My Grandma once told me that love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances. (Vicious by L.J. Shen)……can you say big bully jerkface?!?!

bev June 22, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Tessa, I keep going back and forth on grow out or cut. I like an above the shoulder cut….but been a long time since long hair.

How do you feel? Do you like it?

Tessa June 22, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Love it. Most of the length was so dead anyway, but more, I can wear it down and it’s still out of m face. I have enough to still put it in a ponytail if I need to. My curls are better cause the weight is gone from them. And best. All the excess blond is gone. I still have blond streaks, but not the mass over chlorinated spots.

Tessa June 22, 2017 at 1:43 PM

Jean, I loved that book. He is a big jerk. He’s just absolutely cruel at times. :D Loved it!!

Ela June 22, 2017 at 2:09 PM


Jean June 22, 2017 at 2:12 PM

I knew Vicious was a “Tessa” book!!

Tessa June 22, 2017 at 2:41 PM

*nods emphatically*

bev June 22, 2017 at 3:13 PM

My hair got ready dry, stress I think. Anyway after the 2nd chop off it was so healthy. You know I kind of like the little pony tails.

Tessa June 22, 2017 at 5:20 PM

:D I’m good with it too. Right now, I’m just loving having my curls back. The extra weight really killed the curls in the top half, and the dead ends killed the bottom ones.

Fabi June 22, 2017 at 5:48 PM

I know bev. I looked at some friends reviews in it and the majority were around 3 stars. So, ok, but not great.

On the other hand. I am in book fog hell. I haven’t been able to sink into a new story since finishing Carry the Ocean. I just keep reading reviews and thinking about the characters. The reviews on Amazon are pretty amazing.

I think the only thing that held this book back from burning up the best sellers lists is that’s it’s marketed as m/m romance.

Like I said in my review, I am a better person after finishing this book than I was before I read it.

How do I pick a “next” after that?!

Leslie M June 22, 2017 at 5:54 PM

Wow Tessa! You are brave and I bet adorable!! I cut 12 inches off my hair a couple of years ago and I thought I was all bad-a$$! *giggles* It took me 5 years to grow that sucker out. It wasnt as long as yours but cut made it short. Since then I have grown it out again…but its not as long. I wish I had Maryse’s beautiful locks!!!

Anna June 22, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Maryse, I got approved for an ARC of Make Me Stay on Netgalley. I’m so excited. This is the first time I get a Netgalley approval. I don’t know what I’m most excited about. The ARC or the approval. hee hee. Anyway, I loved Pull Me Close. Fingers crossed this one rocks.


PS: I just finished Salvaged so I’m on a reading high right now

Maryse June 22, 2017 at 8:34 PM

Anna I want to read it so badly!!!! YAY YOU!! You’ll let me know what you think? :D

Tessa June 22, 2017 at 9:27 PM

Leslie, Same. I love Maryse’s hair color. For me, I don’t consider it that brave. My hair grows fast. BUT! I love it. :D It’s obeying me for now.

Congratulations Anna!

Cheryl June 22, 2017 at 9:34 PM

Jean, Vicious is on my tbr list. Let me know what you think.

FLT: “My past just caught up to me, because for one careless second I forgot to run.” The Whys Have It by Amy Matayo.

So far so good and well-written.

Cheryl June 22, 2017 at 9:36 PM

Way to go Anna. I have yet to get approved on NetGalley. :(

Maryse June 22, 2017 at 9:45 PM

Thank you Tessa and Leslie!!!

It’s my two trustee curling irons that do it. If I was to leave my hair “au naturelle” (the frizzy curl) y’all would laugh!

And I have no clue what my hair colors is. It’s natural (I don’t dye it… yet). It used to be full-on red when I was a kid… some would still say red, some would say strawberry blonde, some would say light brown. *sigh* No idea anymore. I USED to be a redhead but age has changed my color over time…

Maryse June 22, 2017 at 9:53 PM

LOL bev! I have a feeling I won’t find it funny… but I also have a feeling I’ll love it. I just need to settle into it good.

MichelleS June 23, 2017 at 10:43 AM

Just finished power reading Carry The Ocean, Fabi’s rec. completely unforgettable. This one will stay with me. Perfect. Just perfect. I laughed & tears welled up in my eyes. I highlighted everywhere. Bev – you must read this!

bev June 23, 2017 at 12:59 PM

I read it Michelle, lol. A couple years ago….or last year, sometime. And yes it is very good.

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